The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) targets specific industries and products for extra attention at the border to ensure importers are compliant with requirements for tariff classification, product valuation and country of origin.
CBSA’s list of targeted verification priorities is updated on an ongoing basis. The current list, published January 6, 2021, is now available on the CBSA website.
It contains 24 types of goods including, for example, clothing, machinery parts, foods, safety equipment, etc.
No items in the current list are being targeted for the first time.
Some items are being targeted to ensure correct HS/tariff classification, while others are targeted to ensure correct valuation and origin.
Please review the 2021 Verification Priorities list carefully to see if your goods are on it.
If you’re importing any of the targeted items, pay extra attention to your import practices and customs paperwork. Any errors or inconsistencies can result in extra duty and penalties, disruptions to your supply chain, border delays and loss of good importer status with CBSA.
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